Meet the rare white kākābeak/ngutukākā flower. The white kākābeak once grew at the Tiniroto cliffs near Wairoa, New Zealand but has not been seen in the wild since the 1950s. Scion, DOC, Landcare Research and the Ngutukākā Recovery Group are changing that.
Happy New Year! Did you welcome in 2014 with fireworks? We missed the pyrotechnic displays but have taken some inspiration from the flowering tī kōuka/cabbage tree which we think are the botanical equivalents of an exploding fireball lighting up the sky. Photo: Jon Sullivan | CC BY-NC 2.0